First Look: Gilliam's Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Featurette
An odd sort of featurette designed to introduce us to the whimsical and wonderful world of The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus has just appeared online courtesy of Quick Stop. As I'm sure everyone no doubt knows, this is actually Heath Ledger's very last film, the one that he was in the middle of shooting when he tragically passed away earlier this year. All of that aside, this featurette looks absolutely fantastic, which is rare for me to say considering I hated (with a fiery passion) Terry Gilliam's last film, Tideland. I'm not going to say anything else because I think it's best if you just watch this without any early knowledge of what to expect. It's full of such magic and fantasy that I'm certain you won't be let down…
We announced back in January that Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell would each be acting in the film to fill in for Ledger. Although there really isn't any actual footage in this video anyway, it's an exciting intro to the world of Doctor Parnassus. Does this clip spark your imagination or what?!
Watch the feaurette for The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus:
For more information on the film, head to: doctorparnassus.com.
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is both co-written and directed by eclectic filmmaker Terry Gilliam, of films like Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Time Bandits, Brazil, Twelve Monkeys, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas previously. The film was written by Gilliam and actor Charles McKeown, of Brazil and Ripley's Game scripts previously. This film doesn't actually have a US distributor just yet, but it's expected to pick up one fairly soon and arrive in theaters sometime in 2009.